Tata Power-DDL Successfully Meets Season’s Record Peak Demand of 1568 MW

Tata Power Delhi Distribution (Tata Power-DDL), a leading power distribution company serving a populace of 7 million in the national capital, has announced that it has successfully met the record peak power demand of 1568 MW without any network constraint and power outage as Delhi clocked this season’s record high of 5021 MW. The city has been witnessing a cold wave for the past few days.

“Tata Power-DDL is fully committed to ensuring highest level of efficacy to its consumers ensuring uninterrupted power supply. We have made surplus arrangement of up to 200 MW power over and above the expected peak demand and it will also cater to contingencies. Besides this, we are also using a mix of smart technologies like AI & Machine Learning for better load forecasting to provide reliable power supply,” said Ganesh Srinivasan, CEO, Tata Power-DDL.

The company expects the peak demand may touch 1700 MW this winter season. Tata Power-DDL is prepared with its action plan to provide relief, assuring 24X7 power supply to all the essential services and its consumers.

The power-supply arrangements during the winter-months by the company include long-term agreements from power-plants like Maithon Power, NTPC Stations, and Delhi-based gas fuelled generating stations. A total of 2000 MW power is available from long-term sources with the company which would help to meet the anticipated demand.

In May, amidst Delhi touching the summer season’s high of 5,268 MW peak power demand due to the ongoing heatwave, Tata Power-DDL had announced that it had successfully met the peak power demand of approx. 1.5 GW (or 1,493 MW) without any network constraint and power outage.

Commenting on the development, Ganesh Srinivasan, CEO, Tata Power-DDL, had said that “this summer season, Delhi is expected to witness an increase in demand with each passing day as everyone accustoms to the new normal and returns back to routine.”

He further added, “we have made adequate arrangements of power of up to 2500 MW along with contingency planning, through long-term tie-ups, bilateral imports & power banking arrangements with other states and upgraded network to ensure regular supply in our area of distribution.”

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